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The school bus endorsement applies to applicants who wish to drive a school bus in any Class A or B CDL. To add an S endorsement to your CLP/CDL, you must pass the Florida school bus test, and you must also pass skills tests in a school bus. The FL CDL bus test consists of 20 questions, and you'll need at least 16 correct answers to pass (80%). The knowledge test covers the following sections of the Florida CDL Manual: School Buses, Vehicle Inspection Test, Basic Control Skills Test and Road Test. After studying, take this FL CDL practice test to prepare for the actual bus test!
1. The most students are killed each year:
in crashes involving buses and motorcycles.
by drunk school bus drivers.
while getting on and off the bus.
as passengers inside of a school bus.
2. Pre-trip inspections:
should not be done unless the vehicle has problems that could cause a breakdown.
should always be done in the same order.
should not be done when a vehicle inspection report is available.
are optional when the driver is familiar with the vehicle.
3. When stopping, drivers should bring the school bus to a full stop with the front bumper at least ______ away from students at the bus stop.
50 feet
30 feet
10 feet
5 feet
4. Road surfaces where water collects can create conditions that cause a vehicle to hydroplane. Which of the following is an indication of standing water?
Tire splashes
Raindrops on the road
Clear reflections
All of the above.
5. If your bus leans toward the outside on a banked curve:
you are turning too soon.
you are braking too hard.
you are driving too fast.
you are driving too slow.
6. When approaching a vehicle with a distracted driver, you should:
maintain your safe following distance.
quickly pass the vehicle.
change lanes quickly.
sound your horn.
7. When unloading students along the school bus route:
Count the number of students while unloading to confirm the location of all students before pulling away from the stop.
Have the students remain seated until told to exit.
Check all mirrors.
All of the above.
8. Always check the interior of the bus before driving, including:
Floor covering
Handholds and railings
Emergency exit handles
All of the above.
9. When evacuating the bus, a safe place will be at least _____ off the road in the direction of oncoming traffic.
20 feet
30 feet
50 feet
100 feet
10. Of all the space around your vehicle, the most important is:
the area behind the vehicle.
All areas around the vehicle are equally important.
the area ahead of the vehicle.
the area to the sides of the vehicle.
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FL CDL School Bus Test

Number of questions: 20
Correct answers to pass:16
Passing score:80%
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